Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 2 1Sabathia (7-1-0-2-8, 96) clearly outpitched Dice (7-6-1-5-3, 115), although the game was only 1-0 -- a Robinson Cano home run that barely cleared the left field fence -- when the starters left.
Yankees - 000 001 02x - 3 7 0
New York got two runs off Billy Wagner in the eighth, after a missed catch error by Chris Woodward on a rundown of Brett Gardner off third base. Nick Swisher walked to start the inning and Gardner pinch-ran. Gardner took second on a wild pitch right before Cano struck out. With Melky Cabrera batting, Gardner stole third. Wagner ended up hitting the Dud. Wagner's second pitch to Jose Molina got away from Victor Martinez. He got to it quickly and Boston had Gardner caught off third, but Woodward could not hold onto the baseball. Molina then walked to load the bases. Derek Jeter sasahed for the second out, but Johnny Damon blooped Wagner's 35th of the inning into short right for two runs.
The Yankees blew an excellent scoring opportunity in the fifth. Jeter singled and Damon and Mark Teixeira walked to load the bases. Alex Rodriguez dribbled the ball maybe 15 feet down the first base line. Martinez went out, gloved it, slipped a bit turning around, then dove towards the plate, getting his glove on the dish right before Jeter slid in. Hideki Matsui fouled out to Martinez and Swisher fouled out to Lowell, who made an amazing basket catch down by the tarp.
Sabathia retired the first 11 Red Sox until Martinez walked in the fourth. Lowell began the fifth with a ground ball single into center. CC then KKK'd the side; Lowell stole second (!!!) when Rocco Baldelli fanned for the second out.
Kevin Youkilis was hit with a pitch in both the seventh and ninth innings. Mariano Rivera got the first two outs in the ninth, but Martinez singled to right -- extending his hitting streak to 25 games. He too second on DI and third on a wild pitch before Yook was plunked. Lowell struck out to end the game.
When it looked like Boston might end up with only one hit, Fox had a couple of tidbits. The last one-hitter in a Red Sox/Yankees game was Mike Mussina's near-perfect game at Fenway on September 2, 2001. The last Yankees one-hitter pitched against the Red Sox in New York was on August 9, 1992, when Sam Militello went seven innings (Fox did not mention it was his major league debut).
Daisuke Matsuzaka (6.80, 69 ERA+) / CC Sabathia (3.31, 134 ERA+)